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    Missing men not seen since they left bar on St-Denis last Wednesday

    Missing Laval men sent text messages, police say

    Vincent Lamoureux and Hugo Pereira disappeared on Feb. 3

    MONTREAL – Early last Wednesday, Laval residents Vincent Lamoureux, 20, and Hugo Pereira, 22, sent text messages to each other and to someone else.

    That was the last time they have communicated with anyone, according to Montreal police.

    The two men were last seen at the Diable Vert bar on St. Denis St. about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Police discovered several text messages were sent from either one or both of the two cellphones belonging to the two men to a third party between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

    "The investigation leads us to believe that they were the ones sending the messages," said Montreal police spokesperson Constable Daniel Lacoursière.

    The two men may have been driving a black 2007 Acura TL with the licence plate number 861 ZBD.

    Hugo Pereira is 5-foot-9, weighs 180 pounds, has brown eyes and short brown hair. He has an earring in his left ear and a pierced eyebrow. He was wearing blue jeans, a white zip-up and a black jacket.

    Lamoureux has blue eyes and short brown hair. He is 5-foot-8 and weighs 160 pounds and was wearing blue jeans, a green and grey V-neck shirt, a black jacket that said "énergie" on it and a fur hat.

    The families of Lamoureux and Pereira have set up a Facebook group dedicated to finding them. Anyone with information is asked to call 514-393-1133.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/techn...255/story.html
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    Mystery of missing two men baffles police

    MONTREAL -- New elements that arisen around two Laval residents who have been missing since last Wednesday have added more mystery to the case.

    Polce now say one of the two men's cell phones was used several hours after they left the bar Au Diable Vert in Montreal, the last place they were seen.

    "We can confirm that there were cellular communications with one or both of the missing men's phones," said Daniel Lacoursiere, a spokesperson for the Montreal police.

    As days go by, the families and friends of Vincent Lamoureux, 20, and Hugo Pereira, 22, are increasingly worried. The two young men who led quiet lives apparently vanished four days ago.

    The roommates went out for a drink at Diable Vert last Tuesday night and left the bar moments before closing time, around 2:40 a.m. "What happened after they left, who did they meet? At this point, we have no idea," Lacoursiere said.

    The vehicle they were driving is also missing.

    Early Sunday morning, family members, friends and acquaintances gathered and proceeded to comb areas of Montreal and Laval hoping to find any clue as to the whereabouts of the two students in the fire safety program at College Montmorency.

    "We gathered about 60 two-person teams to look for clues from the Plateau Mont-Royal all the way to Laval, but we found nothing," Real Leboeuf, Vincent Lamoureux's uncle, said.

    The most disconcerting fact in this affair is that everyone stress that the two young men are "absolutely not the type to leave without giving any news to anyone."

    "That's what worries the families the most. It's totally incomprehensible.

    We have absolutely no leads. If we were dealing with kids who make it a habit of disappearing for a couple of days without saying anything, we could understand," Leboeuf said.

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2...94071-qmi.html

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    Missing men's friends set up Facebook page in order to help find them

    They seem like two very nice kids:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=...d=290816387171

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    Isn't this case eerily similar to the case of the two missing American men that Capt. Renault posted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond_james_bond View Post
    Isn`t this case eerily similar to the case of the two missing American men that Capt. Renault posted?
    I was thinking of the same thing. Those two American men ended up falling into the bottom of a quarry in Laval, after getting drunk and apparently getting into a dispute with a taxicab driver and then fleeing and jumping a fence. I think the two Americans were found dead about 11 days later after a helicopter search. There was speculation that the fence they jumped over did not adequately warn them that there was a deep quarry ahead, and they may have been on the run in the dark when they went over the edge.

    The cabbie reportedly later committed suicide:

    https://merb.cc/vbulletin//showthrea...ans+dead+laval

    The lack of any recent communication by cellphone by these Laval men is a concern.
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    New reports state they found car parts near Riviere des prairies
    Anyways the article !

    http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/infos/faitsd...09-125628.html

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    I was watching "Le Vrai Negociateur" on LCN this morning & Claude Poirier had an expert on car GPS devices on. GPS devices are made to receive & not transmit, but there's a device some cars have (including the Acura) where the device transmits a signal in order to be located. However, the expert indicated that if the car were in a steel building or underwater, the signal would no longer be visible. I suppose the same case could be made for cell phones.

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    SQ joins search for missing Laval men

    MONTREAL * The Sûreté du Québec has joined the search for two missing men near the Viau Bridge Wednesday morning. The SQ team includes sophisticated equipment, such as sonar, that should help in determining whether or not the car the missing men were in is indeed in the Rivière des Prairies.

    On Tuesday, police divers searched the water for signs of the vehicle, but were unable to find anything.

    A team of police divers will be ready to enter the water if the vehicle is found, and possibly search for the bodies of the missing men who appear to have fallen victim to an accident.

    Laval residents Vincent Lamoureux, 20, and Hugo Pereira, 22, were last seen alive around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 3 at the Diable Vert, a Montreal bar on St. Denis St. A week-long search for the two men, who were on paths to become firefighters, turned up no trace of the pair.

    But Tuesday morning, broken pieces from an Acura were found on the shore of the Rivière des Prairies. Some of the pieces were found next to a damaged fence that runs along Rivière des Prairies Blvd. parallel to the river and close to the bridge.

    It appears a car travelling along the boulevard lost control, drove through the fence and went into the river.

    The men vanished after Pereira sent a text message to a woman who was still at the Diable Vert 10 minutes after he and Lamoureux left. She was expecting Pereira to return to the bar, but he never showed up.

    Because the men were last seen in Montreal, the investigation is being headed by the Montreal police major crimes division, a unit that normally handles homicides and kidnappings.

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    Car just found by police

    Montreal police have now confirmed that they've just found the black Acura belonging to one of the two men who have disappeared. The vehicle was found underwater, but the police have yet to confirm that anyone was inside. They did confirm that they've also found a second vehicle. The second vehicle found will be the first one they'll remove from the water. More to come later....

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    Montreal police divers find two cars in river

    Montreal police have found two cars in the icy waters of Rivière des Prairies and have confirmed that one of them is the black Acura that belonged to Hugo Pereira, 22.

    As dozens of bystanders lined both sides of the Viau Bridge waiting for a glimpse, police cars, truck, an ambulance and a boat stood at the ready for the police's next move.

    Anie Lemieux, of the Montreal police, explained that divers are trying to evaluate how to go back in the water to see whether the bodies of the two missing men are inside.

    Pereira is believed to have been with Vincent Lamoureux, 20, when the two aspiring firefighters disappeared Feb. 3. Given the large chunks of ice and the strong current of Rivière des Prairies, police divers say any operation to get bodies out of the car is high risk. But it would have to be done before they move the car out of the water, Lemieux said. Police have cordoned off the area where the car is believed to have missed the bridge heading to Montreal, and practically jumped over a chain-linked fence and into the river. Marks left by the car on the road leading up to the bridge on the southbound side may eventually indicate at what speed the car was travelling when the driver lost control.

    The second car is believed to be a stolen vehicle unrelated to the Pereira’s car.

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    Two bodies found

    Police have confirmed that they've located two bodies presumed to be those of the missing young men in one of the cars found underwater. They've yet to confirm their identities, and will likely attempt to remove the bodies from the car tomorrow.

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    They said that the only way the car could have ended up like that is if it were going 180 kph.

    Kim Frazer on CJAD was actually proposing that all cars have a mandatory speed limiter that kicks in at 120 kph!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond_james_bond View Post

    Kim Frazer on CJAD was actually proposing that all cars have a mandatory speed limiter that kicks in at 120 kph!

    ^ as rediculous as that sounds and im against it, its a good idea.

    There's no reason a car should be doing 20 km/h over the speed limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond_james_bond View Post
    Kim Frazer on CJAD was actually proposing that all cars have a mandatory speed limiter that kicks in at 120 kph!
    I propose mandatory muzzling of retarded wowsers.

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    Bodies of missing Laval men recovered


    By Catherine Solyom (Montreal Gazette)


    MONTREAL – After two days of braving the frigid Rivière des Prairies, police divers yesterday recovered the bodies of missing Laval residents Hugo Pereira and Vincent Lamoureux in a submerged car at the bottom of the icy river.

    Police pulled the car, containing the bodies, from the river about 7 p.m.

    “We are going to do autopsies and check the car for mechanical problems,” said Constable Raphaël Bergeron of the Montreal police. “It was probably an accident, but we are going to check everything.”

    The gruesome discovery marks the end of a week-long search for the pair. In addition to the police search, friends and family members had mobilized in an effort to find the two well-liked young men after they disappeared without a trace on Feb. 3.

    As dozens of bystanders lined both sides of the Viau Bridge yesterday waiting for a glimpse, police cars, trucks, boats, an ambulance and a van from a funeral home stood at the ready.

    A second car, possibly stolen and pushed into the river, was also discovered yesterday, but it was not believed to be relevant in the investigation of the missing men.

    The men, roommates who aspired to become firefighters, appeared to have perished in an accident that most observers – piecing together the path the car must have taken – could only describe as spectacular and highly unlikely.

    Pereira, 22, and Lamoureux, 20, were last seen alive when they left the Diable Vert bar on St. Denis St. on Feb. 3. They later sent a text message to a woman at the bar around 2:30 a.m., inviting her to join them at their house in Laval. She returned a text message accepting the invitation 10 minutes later and waited outside the bar.

    The men were apparently on their way back to Montreal from Laval when their car hit a guard rail at the entrance of the Viau Bridge.

    The car appears to have swerved to the right of the bridge, hit a cement block and went flying down a steep slope, practically jumping a chain-link fence to plunge into the Rivière des Prairies.

    Marks left by the car on the road leading to the bridge may eventually indicate what speed it was travelling when the driver lost control.

    But transport consultant Pierre Yergeau, one of many observers at the scene yesterday, estimated the car must have been travelling at least 150 kilometres an hour when it hit the cement block, and for some reason accelerated after that, flying about 30 metres to the chain-link fence.

    Given the large chunks of ice and the strong river current, police divers said any operation to get the bodies out of the car would be dangerous.

    Once the car had been found, it took the divers, including five from the Montreal police department and three from the Sûreté du Québec, about four hours to go back into the water with the necessary equipment to retrieve the bodies.

    It wasn’t long before messages of condolence began to appear on a Facebook page dedicated to the young men, which had rapidly grown to almost 15,000 supporters, some of whom had put up posters at métro stations and other public places in the past week.

    “My most sincere condolences to the family and friends and colleagues. No words can lessen their suffering. Bon courage,” Julie Morin wrote.

    Alain Gauthier wrote: “Vincent and Hugo, found at last: News that ends the anguish of the unknown. But so sad for their loved ones. My thoughts are with you.”

    Jean-Sébastien Mcdonald, who said he was in the same group as Lamoureux last year in training at the Institut de protection contre les incendies du Québec (firefighter college), commented: “He was a really good guy and serious too – it’s such a shame to lose good people like that. My sincere condolences.”

    Black Acura pulled out of water
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